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EASA is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe. It is a society of scholarship, founded on January 14th, 1989 at the "Inaugural General Assembly" in Castelgandolfo/Italy of twenty-one founder members from thirteen European countries and one from the US, supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. This meeting drafted the Constitution and elected the Association's first Executive Committee (1989-90), chaired by Prof. Adam Kuper, Brunel University.

The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences, by editing its academic journal Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, its Newsletter and the two publication series. The Association further encourages and supports thematic networks.

EASA is a self-governing democratic body. No member may be elected to office more than twice in succession; the only exception are up to two members co-opted by the elected Executive so as to ensure the continuity of EASA's administrative and publishing functions. The composition of the successive Executive Committees shows the pan-European character of EASA.

Executive Committee 2015 and 2016

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, President
Hana Cervinkova, University of Lower Silesia, Vice-president
Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam
Alberto Corsin Jimenez, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Secretary
Paolo Favero, University of Antwerp
Rachael Gooberman-Hill, University of Bristol, Treasurer
Patrick Laviolette, Tallinn University, Journal Co-Editor
Valeria Siniscalchi, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Marseille, Networks liaison


Read the latest EASA newsletter and access the archive of PDFs.


A summary of EASA's accounts can be downloaded below:

2013 (PDF)

To view EASA's accounts in detail please visit our pages on the Charity Commission's website.